Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2009
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • honey
  • malt
  • mint
  • pineapple
  • mango
  • nougat
  • barley
  • grain
  • sweet

Bruichladdich

Islay Barley 2009 (0.7l, 50%)
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Character Goatson
The power of land and grain.

Bruichladdich is one of the most impressive distilleries in Scotland. It was built on Islay in 1881 by the Harvey brothers, who came from a Whisky dynasty. The brothers had wanted to create a distillery that was the very antithesis of an Islay farm distillery. They built a cathedral-like, state-of-the-art Victorian still house, where they used 6m tall stills, which was unheard of at that time. Now owned by Remy Cointreau, the distillery remains pretty much the same as it has for the last 100 years with slow fermentation, “trickle” distillation in traditional wooden vats, and huge washes made from towering douglas fir.

While many distilleries focus on the wood or the water, Bruichladdich has always been about the malt and the earth. They have dozens of special editions and releases named after local farms growing special barley in micro-climate zones.

Bruichladdich Islay Barley Rockside Farm vintage 2009 was distilled from grain harvested in 2008 by Gilbie McCormick and Alistair Torrance. They can even tell you the plots of land if you like. This dedication to “terroir” makes each release unique, which in this case means light, fruit-forward, and clean.

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Yellow Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fresh exotic fruits — mango and pineapple — with a hint of florals and mint

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Full bodied, sweet and malty with honey and nougat, like a granola bar

Finish
Smooth and warm
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  • honey
  • malt
  • mint
  • pineapple
  • mango
  • nougat
  • barley
  • grain
  • sweet
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Bruichladdich is one of the few distilleries that dedicates 100% of production to their broad range of single malt Whisky.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Bruichladdich is one of the few distilleries that dedicates 100% of production to their broad range of single malt Whisky.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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